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Daisy Bates (author)

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Daisy May Bates, CBE (born Margaret Dwyer; 16 October 1859 – 18 April 1951) was an Irish-Australian journalist, welfare worker and self-taught anthropologist who conducted fieldwork amongst several Indigenous nations in western and southern Australia. Bates was a lifelong student of Australian Aboriginal culture and society and was the first anthropologist to carry out a detailed study of Australian Aboriginal culture. Some Aboriginal people referred to Bates by the courtesy name Kabbarli "grandmother." Early life Daisy Bates was born Margaret Dwyer in County Tipperary in 1859, when it was under British rule. Her mother, Bridget (née Hunt), died of tuberculosis in 1862 when she was three. Her widowed father, James Edward O'Dwyer, married Mary Dillon in 1864 and died en route to the United States, planning to send for his daughter after he got settled. Dwyer was raised in Roscrea by relatives, and educated at the National School in that town. Emigration and life in A
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